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numbers picked out. thanks so much. >> it's five bucks. all right. i'll do it. good luck to all of us. see you tomorrow. it's 9:00 a.m. on the east coast. 6:00 a.m. in the west. i'm carol costello sitting in for kyra phillips. we begin in libya. new day and new sounds of violence in tripoli. explosions and anti-aircraft fire echo across the capital. we'll get the latest from there. >>> witnesses say in government tanks and snipers are in the center of misurata and thofrs a hospitals are overflowing. gadhafi says he will defeat the coalition by any method. and that coalition is growing. this morning we learned that kuwait and jordan joining the list of countries against gadhafi. just minutes ago turkey joined the group. it will provide warships and a submarine to enforce an arms embargo against libya. this military action could be long and drawn out. here's what president obama said about that in an interview with cnn. >> gadhafi may try to hunker down and wait it out even in the face of a no-fly zone even though his forces have been degraded. but keep in mind that we don't just have milita
senators gary hart and norm coleman assess president obama's decision to use u.s. military power in libya. >> ifill: then, we get a report from a japan battered by nuclear disaster and now facing elevated radiation levels in its tap water. >> lehrer: miles o'brien looks at the future for u.s. nuclear power in the wake of the japan crisis. >> ifill: ray suarez reports on how the north african nation of morocco is working to avoid becoming the next target of regional unrest. >> reporter: in washington, morocco's foreign minister gave us an overview of king mohammed's planned reforms for a country facing some of the same discontents as its neighbors. >> you know what i feel like? i feel all the time like a cat on a hot tin roof! >> lehrer: and jeffrey brown remembers legendary film star elizabeth taylor who died today at age 79. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people des
. joining us now from jerusalem, david horowitz, ed tore of the "washington post." he will be joining us about what's happening on the ground. we're looking at pictures out of jerusalem. you can see the scene there. a lot of questions, chaotic scene as people scramble to safety to figure out what had actually occurred, what took place. this comes amid a great deal of tension in the middle east, and this is just the latest that we have seen this coming out of israel between israelis and the palestinians, a conflict, and as you know, a peace that has not been achieved in that particular area. we are still waiting for more information, but you can tell from the pictures there, folks are on the phone, trying to get information, clearing the streets, the emergency personnel trying to evacuate the scene. we understand that we have a medic who is on the phone now who is joining us. sir, can you give us your name? >> i am with the american services. >> where are you now? >> i'm on the scene. we are nearly two hours after the explosion. it occurred a few minutes after 3:00 our time next to a bus
out to the united states. senior u.s. officials tell cnn that a brother-in-law has been calling the state department almost every day. arab allies say they're also getting calls. we heard this talk yesterday from secretary of state clinton. it could be a sign that gadhafi's regime is looking for a way out. it could also be disinformation being put forward by the u.s. and others to make gadhafi not trust the people around him. in an interview, president obama said that gadhafi could wait it out, even though his forces have been weakened. today, secretary of state clinton said gadhafi and his inner circle have some choices to make. >> it will be up to gadhafi and his insiders to determine what their next steps are. but we would certainly encourage that they would make the right decision. not only institute a real comprehensive cease-fire, but withdraw from the cities and the military actions and prepare for a transition that does not include colonel gadhafi. the quickest way for him to end this is to actually serve the libyan people by leaving. >> gadhafi shows no sign that he's r
described to us as a rocket attack, launched by qaddafi's army, captured by cell phone video, and that video foes on for quite a while. it's clear now his forces still on the offensive in so many parts of that country, and that's where we pick up the story this morning, good morning here, i'm bill hemmer live in "america's newsroom" and here we go again. martha: good morning, everybody, i am martha maccallum, great to have you with us. qaddafi's colorful remarks making headlines this morning, he is refusing to back down, with supporters now forming a human shield to protect him at his main compound in the capitol of tripoli. libya's leader, sending this very clear message: >> i'm not afraid to -- of cyclones, i'm not afraid of rains that hover over our heads. i'm standing over here, to fight. to fight them. i am here. i'm here. i'm here. martha: there he is. and there you have it. rick leventhal joining us now with live coverage of all of this, streaming today from benghazi. good morning, rick. >> reporter: good morning, martha. and both sides are talking tough. a rebel spokesman -- or spoke
for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. we begin with an incident at rag an national airport just outside the national's capital. if you're an anxious flyer, well, this will not help. because early wednesday morning, two airliners trying to land at reagan were unable to contact anyone in the control tower. it's reported that the lone air traffic controller on duty was apparently asleep. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, susan. tell us what happened here. >> hi, good morning, betty. this is something aviation officials say they have never seen before. first, one pilot calls in to air traffic control at reagan airport here in washington, then a second one does, looking to land, and they're greeted with nothing but silence. it was an event that could have turned out a lot worse. transportation secretary ray lahood has ordered a national review of air traffic control staffing, following a scary incident at reagan national airport. two airliners, loaded with passengers, were trying to land early wednesday, when the control tower suddenly went silent. after
us about that in a moment. good morning, i'm tony perkins in for steve this morning. >> and i'm allison seymour. and we want to get right to tucker well news of how the rest of the day will shape up. we saw the picture, not too pretty. >> not pretty at all. we have fog across the area and cool temperatures. bring along a jacket. our highs today will struggle into the mid to upper 40s and still dealing with leftover rain. your hd radar showing activity breaking out as close as southwest washington, across southern side of the beltway. so all of this will be pushing east and then we still have pretty good rains to the south and west toward fredericksberg, east of culpeper. and this will be pushing into southern maryland in the next hour or so. so a few more showers and maybe steady rain to the south and then we'll see gradual clearing later on today. let's push on and we'll show you the satellite radar. you'll notice out to the west, a lot of cloud cover into ohio and indiana. but we're seeing breaks in kentucky and some of that will get into
's chief science correspondent robert bazell in tokyo. bob, what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, good morning, matt. i can tell you that at the very least this is a major setback in the efforts to contain the reactors. at worst, it's the beginning of a release of more radiation into the environment. >> now, about reactor number 3 -- >> reporter: the apparent leak is in reactor 3 which has been the most troubled at the fukushima site. today prime minister kan addressed the nation. >> translator: the government is stepping up monitoring efforts to control the radiation. >> reporter: the problem came to light when three workers got exposed to excess raidradiation. two of them were taken to a radiation hospital. measurements of the water in the plant found it to be 10,000 times normal radiation. today an official was asked about the source. when you take a look at the water, he said, it appears the source of the radiation is from the reactor. also the government said people living within 18 miles of the site should consider ale voluntary evacuation. earlier they suggested people in the zo
can you pass an american citizenship test? >> who is current u.s. vice president? >> current u.s. vice president, isn't it condaleeza rice? >> oh, boy. is that right or wrong? i'll keep it going. we'll find out what people know and don't know about our own government. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> all right. good morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us. muammar qaddafi is fighting back this morning. qaddafi's forces are striking back in libya. they're pounding rebel held towns with heavy shelling. residents in the town say there are casualties including four children and this comes as the coalition tries to extend the no-fly zone to tripoli. fox's steve harrigan has more from libya's capital. >> a third night of attacks here in the libyan capital. several loud explosions off about one mile from where i'm standing near the direction of colonel qaddafi's compound which has been targeted as a command and control center for the regime. those explosions followed up immediately by anti-aircraft fire here from several points around that compound, those red tracer bul
schools to go into lockdown. police do not know how many weapons were used but say they have identified several people of interest. >> if anyone saw anything -- i mean, the littlest thing, to help the police to catch his killer, because it's senseless. and it needs to stop. >> reporter: dobbs just moved to the area from glen burnie. his cousin said he loves football. and almost always had a smile on his face. >> he had a big heart. a kind soul. and he wasn't that type of person to be shot down and murdered like that. my little cousin can't breathe another day. he can't open his eyes. he can't hug his mother. he can't do nothing. >> reporter: both police and the family say they don't know the motive behind the shooting, whether he may have been bullied. >> these are the incidents and the things that happen that stems from people being bullied. you know, people being picked on. i mean, he had dreams, you know. and now them dreams are gone. >> news release sent out late this afternoon. police say this all stemmed from a fight. they would not do an interview with us today. reporting live in
. but you never know. i think all of us who loved her a lot had seen her get through so many extraordinary illnesses. in my case, you know, i sort of watched her over the past 20, 25 years, and she had been very sick many times, and she always had this extraordinary life force, and she sort of pushed through and came back. and i think we all thought that would be the case again, and definitely fervently hoped that. so it -- it's kind of shattering. and i think everybody around her, her very close friends and her family, are just devastated. >> you know, i was trying to think overnight, sally, about why it was that people around the world seemed to identify with her so much. none of us live a life like the one elizabeth taylor lived. and yet perhaps it was the fragility of her that allowed us to identify with her. she had ups and downs like all of us, turbulence, health issues, addiction. is that what you think made people really recognize her? >> i think that's definitely part of it. that she had these real challenges, and she was very honest about them. she was very authentic. i mean, eve
control and found out amazingly that they're used to this. listen. >> american 1900, so you're aware, the tower is apparently not manned. we've made a few phone calls. nobody's answering. so two airports went in the past 10, 19 minutes, so you can expect to go some. >> a reason it's not manned? >> well, i'm going to take a guess and say at that controller got locked out. i've heard of this happening before. >> that's the first time i've heard of it. >> yeah. fortunately, it's not very often, but, yeah, it happened about a year ago. i'm not sure that's what happened now. but anyway, there's nobody in the tower. >> interesting. >> it is. >> both planes did land safely. but changes are coming. ray lahood released a statement saying today i directed the airport to place two air traffic controllers on the midnight shift. it's just not acceptable to have just one controller in the tower managing air traffic in this critical airspace. i've also asked faa administrator randy babbett to study staffing at other airports. >>> and with the number in japan entering 10,000, a 6.2 earthquake rockin
, husband number six, u.s. senator, john warner. >> heart and soul were just as beautiful as her classic face and majestic eyes. >> reporter: but it was her romance to richard burton whom she first married in 1974 and then again in 1985, that created a media frenzy. >> they were trail blazers for the paparazzi. there had never been anything like. that never stars that big. never a romance that famous and public and scandalous. >> reporter: in 2009, she privately mourned the passing of one of her best friends, michael jackson. in her later years, it was her charity work for aids research that she says kept her going. just days after celebrating her 79th birthday in february, taylor was hospitalized with congestive heart failure. she will be remembered for her beauty, generosity and grace. a private family funeral will be held later this week. the family asked that in lew of flowers, donations be made to the elizabeth taylor aids foundation. in los angeles, news4. >> elizabeth taylor had a major connection to the washington area. she married former virginia senator john warner back in 1976
in the west. george is taking time off. great to have dave muir with us. >> good morning, so sad. >> so sad, we're learning about the in legendary actress, liz taylor passing away. she died of congestive heart failure. surrounded the her four children. >> she was hospitaled six weeks ago, her condition stabilized. it was hoped she could return home. obviously not to be. one of her sons calling her an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest with great passion, humor and love. we'll talk to our friend in a few minutes. >> liz taylor with those beautiful violet eyes. >> i know. >> she went on to film 50 h films, married 8 times, twice to richard burton. sharyn alfonsi has more on liz taylor's extraordinary life. she was just 12 years old when she filmed "national velvet" in 1954. >> she grew to be one of the most beautiful women in hollywood. she was maggie in "hot tin roof." >> is it a wonder? do you know what i feel like? i feel like a cat on a hot tin roof. >> reporter: by the time she played cleopatra in 1963, she was one of the most famous women in the w
on the constitutionality of mandatory health care but don't want to talk about who pays for the uninsured. that would be us. unless we let them die. what does that cost every year, both financially and in human misery? thanks as always for your comments and continue to the conversation facebook.com/carolcnn. >> thank you, carol. >>> cnn newsroom continues right now with randi kaye in for ali velshi. >> thank you. we're on top of four big stories this hour. allies making inroads in libya. japan reacting to radioactive tap water in tokyo. the first terrorist bombing in jerusalem since 2004. and the passing of a ledged age. that word is sadly overused but no one wore it better than elizabeth taylor. remarking on her death today at 79, taylor's friend elton john said, we have just lost a hollywood giant. more importantly, we have lost an incredible human being. taylor had suffered for years from congestive heart failure and was hospitalized in los angeles for weeks. a former cnn colleague knew elizabeth taylor well and spoke with her many times on the air and off. we're talking about larry king. he joins me no
." >>> the prosecution says that is proof barry bonds used steroids. why one analyst says what we are hearing today may mean more damaging evidence is ahead for the former slugger. >>> and forget waiting for us to tell you. this business sends its own recall warnings. why the most recent one was a little too late though for one customer. >>> yes, she was an actress but she was also an activist. elizabeth taylor's special ties to the bay area. >>> and all the equipment you would find in a music studio donated to students in oakland. who is giving future musicians a leg up today. good evening i'm dana king. ken is off tonight. >>> a secretly recorded conversation took center stage at the barry bonds' trial today and in it bonds' personal trainer talks about injecting bonds. enough to prove bonds is guilty of lying about using steroids? well, listen for yourself. robert lyles has the recording. >> reporter: federal prosecutors waited until today to play for jurors an 8-year- old recording between this man, bonds' boyhood friend and business partner and his former trainer. the record is garbled but listen
, but a dog gave birth do 18 puppies. all the pups and their owners will join live us live. >> i love the little noises they make. >> so a lot coming up, but let's start with libya. fresh reports that rebel fighters have retaken a city. this comes as president obama prepares to address the nation on a mission still very much in debate. richard engel reports. >> reporter: throughout desert, behind the rebel's front line, we follow a secret convoy to bring water and fuel to the the people of ajdabiya, a rebel city still partially held by gadhafi forces. we reach ajdabiya's eastern gate. it's controlled by rebels. and marked by a tattered flag. ajdabiya is mostly deserted, an urban war zone. shops are closed or destroyed. there is to power or running water. just fighting between the revolutionaries and gadhafi's men, says this man. through a broken gate, we enter his home. it was badly damaged by gadhafi's troops. this is shrapnel from the tank round that hit his out and went right in this room. and the fighting isn't over. outside, we hear gunfire. gadhafi's troops are just a few blocks
and some humid air not too far away from us by mid to late afternoon. temperatures are going to be all over the place later today. the farther south you go, the warmer it will be. much warmer in places like fredericksburg, likely in the mid to upper 60s. currently 49. here in washington we're 45. but hagerstown is just 40 degrees. off to the north and east, wilmingtonton 38 and with a wedge of cool air. highs will struggle with 50 north and east of the city. there is your forecast, mostly cloudy skies, showers and thunderstorms likely again. some could be on the strong side late this afternoon and tonight. cooler than yesterday, 58 the daytime high. more details on the forecast in a couple of minutes. back to you. >> tucker, thank you. >>> and we begin with a news alert involving the commute on metro. there is no green line service right now between the congress heights and l'enfant plaza station. this is because of a track problem at anacostia. there is a shuttle bus between the effected stations and we've heard from several passengers from congress heights as a mess with hundreds of peopl
of an air assault on libya. really the third front the u.s. is fighting on these days. it was launched by president obama to protect civilians, he said, because gadhafi's forces were bearing down on the rebels' headquarter city of benghazi. but all those cruise missiles and bombs still haven't stopped the ground fighting. the rebels were under heavy fire today about 100 miles to the south of benghazi. and as you're about to see, our own chief foreign correspondent, richard engel, was with them and got about as close as you'd ever want to. richard is back safely in benghazi tonight and is with us from there tonight. richard, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the rebels have the will, they have the numbers, but they don't have the equipment or the discipline to take on gadhafi's forces where they're dug in, as we saw for ourselves firsthand today. the road outside benghazi today is a graveyard of gadhafi's armored vehicles, destroyed by western air strikes. after an hour and a half driving south flanked by desert, we reached the rebels' front line. there are no trenches or
's drinking level. robert bazell joins us again this morning. hey, bob. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. we have to point out that the levels of radiation in the drinking water in tokyo are much lower than they are in many cities in the world. as you point out, infants might be at some risk. it has to be unsettling for parents. there is another indication of as long as the reactor keeps spewing radiation we'll have more problems. at the reactor there is hopeful news but more problems, an indication that this is not coming to an end. at this water plant that serves the greater tokyo area, officials found radioactive iodine twice as high as the standard for infants. parents were told to give infants only bottled water. again today black smoke from reactor number 3 forced workers to temporarily evacuate the site. with radiation continuing to leak from the plant workers hooked up power lines to all six reactors. it could be weeks before the cooling systems are operational. reactor 1 reached dangerous temperatures today. work at reactor 2 halted after high levels of radiation we
and hilltop locations. we are bringing you team coverage tonight. our chief meteorologist will tell us the approach of the storm but we begin with ken wayne. >> reporter: julie, in just ten minutes ago the rain started coming down here. at times it comes straight down but then the wind will pick up and swirl the rain around. at times it has even turned sideways. the water is calm and the boats appear to be secure. but some boat owners learned the hard way that they have to take precautions as this next storm rolls into the bay area. this was how it looked monday after more than a dozen boats broke free and blown across richardson bay. with 45 miles per hour winds for wind they should check their vessels. we talked to one during the rain showers. >> every-bodies making sure that their boats are tied uptightly and check their moorings. typically boats breaking free from their mooring is the biggest item we would have to deal with. >> yes, i was worried that water was going to come in. >> reporter: she says her 62- foot long sailboat is secure. ron was tending to his 82-foot boat. his big
. culpepper up to 64 degrees. the rest of us will see the temperatures rise. stuck in the clouds. only 43 in hagerstown. even with that cold air you're still going to be talking about some strong thunderstorms that will come on through. we could see potential for some strong winds as well as some hail. we'll continue to keep you posted right here. >> a powerful storm system leaving its mark across the country. here's the scene in central iowa. at least a half dozen tornadoes hit the area. everything from funnel clouds to golf ball size hail left a path of damage in five different counties. that same system caused major problems throughout north dakota. sleet and snow made driving conditions treacherous there. it is just early evidence of a pretty rough start to spring. >>> we have some breaking news in the murder of two men in maryland within days of each other. what are police announcing? >> reporter: we received some shocking details about this just a short time ago. you'll remember that two homicide victims, one was found dead in his home. an 81-year-old man last friday. another man sh
health problems over the years. more details later on. nato said it will start using warships to enforce a united nations arms embargo against libya. also, u.s.-led coalition aircraft attack a base used by moammar gadhafi's forces to strike at the rebel-held city of misrata. president obama flies home from el salvador today and says a plan to hold off the leadership role in libya will go into effect this week. radiation levels in tokyo's water supply are now too high for infants. they are telling parents to use bottled water instead. meantime workers trying to stop radiation leaks at a damaged nuclear power plant were temporarily evacuated today when smoke rose from the complex again. detroit's population has plummeted by 25% over the past decade. this according to startling new census data. the former industrial powerhouse now has the smallest population its had since 1910. google's plan to digitize every book ever published and distribute them online has been rejected by a federal judge. over 15 million books have been scanned in the project that would have created the largest digital
the coast to force an arms embargo. jim maceda is live in tripoli, what can you tell us about the latest air strikes on gadhafi's forces around misrata? >> reporter: hi there, willie, that's right, there are now more and more of these air strikes happening in that part of the country, which is much closer to us, miss rat rata about 100 milt of tripoli, there's an indication in place than it was a couple days a go. we are hearing reports, not directly from misrata, from others in misrata, calling relatives outside and then we're picking up information from that, suggesting that there are now, has been a series of air attacks, assaults, bombings, on to the pro-gadhafi forces, and that includes tanks, it includes snipers. it includes obviously troops, mortar rounds -- mortar -- mortar men, and they are still in the -- in the outskirts of misrata and have been doing that every day, penetrating to the center, fighting, intensively, often nine, ten, yesterday, in fact, 40 killed, and then pulling back. trying to squeeze at the same time as they attack misrata, trying to squeeze the city. they've c
as a subject and friend. barbara walters is here with us. you interviewed elizabeth five times. reaction to her death is really breathtaking out there. on tv news, all the way out to twitter. really touched something deep in the country, across the generations, too. why? what was it about her that captured or imagination and held it for so long? >> reporter: well, i did interview her five times, but i also considered elizabeth taylor a friend and many people don't realize this, she had four children, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and she loved them dearly, so, i would like to say that my heart and sympathies go out to her family tonight. but to your question. everything she did was larger than life. she was the most beautiful child star. she was the most exquisite adult leading lady. she had 50 movies, two oscars, eight marriages, two to the same man. scandalous headlines and courageous activism. she lived her life her way and, terry, she didn't give a damn what anybody else thought about it. there are some people for whom even the words superstar seems too small. elizabeth tay
says it will be hosting a summit in london next week. progress on the u.s. mandate intervention in libya. the u.s. military said there is no indication that coalition air strikes resulted in any civilian casualties. wednesday night, sites again or targeted in the capital of tripoli. bobby gaddafi -- gaddafi's tanks in israel were hit. schelling's have resumed. >> a propaganda war is also being waged in libya. brandishing, a presenter on libyan state television pledged to give his last breath for libyan leader gaddafi. state television also broadcast images of gaddafi's supporters staging demonstrations and gaddafi himself making a brief public appearance for the first time in days. speaking from his compound, gaddafi pledged victo, denouncinghat he called the unjustified aggression of crusader nations. although the united nations- backed strike had forced his troops to retreat, battles are still waiting on the ground. rebels and regime forces are still fighting for control in eastern libya, where thehave been engaged in a standoff for days. the u.s. president says intervention w
a mile away, thousands of aussies gathered to greet us at federation square. our team enlisted some of australia's top talent to entertain the massive crowd. australia's top pop star, jessica mauboy. and aussie's number one vocal group, human nature. [crowd chanting "oprah"] oprah: the crowd was on fire. the energy electric. [cheering] >> now, this is your opportunity to say a big melbourne g'day to oprah winfrey. [cheering] oprah: hello, me have to say, i've never seen a welcome like this in my life. nothing like this in my life! in my life. in my whole life! wow! i love the fact that you all have supported me and supported this show and cared enough to come down here to federation square to say hello. [cheering] oprah: i was sorry to arrive in this country and hear about all of the devastation happening with the floods, but i know that you're open-hearted, big-hearted you will look inside yourselves and where you can give back and where you can help and where you can be generous with those victims of the flood. you will do that. you will do it. [cheering] oprah: i can't wait to se
of barry bonds, bombshell testimony from a star government witness. elizabeth wenger tells us what he had to say on the stand and she joins us now live from san francisco. elizabeth. >> reporter: hey, good afternoon, frank. yeah, the most interesting revelation of the morning actually came from barry bonds' former childhood friend. now, told the jury that he knew way back in 1999 that bonds was using steroids. bonds again walked quietly into the courthouse this morning without talking to the media. now, inside the courtroom, bonds watched stoically as his former friend and business manager steve hoskins took the witness stand. he told the jury as far back as 1999 bonds asked him to research one type of steroid and what the side effects were. hoskins also said he saw a couple of times bonds and his personal trainer greg anderson go off into a bedroom during spring training and in one instance the trainer was actually holding a syringe. he also said he had conversations with bonds about the baseball player injecting himself when he was upset that anderson wouldn't do it. well, hoskins also
, through the pittsburgh area, all the way down into kentucky. that will get to us later tonight. and we have had some reports of hail and very gusty winds. because of the activity moving across the mountains, if it holds together, we do have a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for carroll, howard, montgomery, and all areas west of us, until 11:00 tonight. not in effect for the baltimore area, as you can see. that may change later tonight. but some of these storms are moving in across washington and frederick, seem to be weakening. because we have this cool, damp, ocean air, which helps to break down this air mass. once all of this activity passes us, we have chilly temps headed our way. tim williams in the outback with a look at what we have tomorrow and through the end of the week as well. >> as the front moves on through here, we're going to see cooler air settle in, as bob just mentioned. let's take a look and give you an idea of how this all plays out. this low, pulling in the warm air on the front side of this. the back edge has temperatures that are bringing snow to the northern
. there is an indication that they may not be able tole control the reactor in the long term. right now, they are using stop-gap measures, desperate measures to keep what's left of the core that hasn't melted from melting. but i think the authorities have no confidence and they are not expecting to keep it up for the weeks or months that may be necessary to prevent a further core melt. >> we heard an hour ago a japanese nuclear safety official said the water inside the waste storage pool at the plant may be boiling. what's the significance of that? are we facing the potential of yet another explosion? >> well, earlier today there was an explosion at the spent fuel pool of the number 4 reactor. it had been shut down but all the fuel from the core was put in the spent fuel pool, so it was hot. that experienced a hydrogen explosion indicating there was fuel damage. certainly if there is boiling water in a pool that means the water level covering the spentle fuel could decrease and we could be faced with yet another episode of fuel degradation, hydrogen explosion. these pools are not within the leak tight
. as well as a major hail storm there. we're going to get the latest in a live report. al will give us the forecast in a couple of minutes. >> in the meantime, we'll get our first look inside the nuclear power plant in japan. you can see the dangerous and dark conditions those heroic workers are battling as they try to restore power to the reactors. and overnight, two workers had to be rushed to the hospital after being exposed to radioactive elements. we'll get details in a live report this morning. >> here's the question that i think will be of interest to a lot of parents out there. how far should a school go to protect one student with a severe peanut allergy? parents are in an uproar over the strict new rules put in place in an elementary school in florida. they claim what's being done there to keep one child safe is hurting other kids' education. we're going to hear from both sides in that story. >>> but we begin this morning with severe weather on both coasts. the weather channel's allison is in greensburg, pennsylvania. allison, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, m
>>> good morning. a responsibility to act. president obama defends his decision to involvele the u.s. military in libya but vowed our troops will not be used to overthrow moammar gadhafi by force. >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. >> did the president say enough to quiet his critics? >> prince harry joins a punishing expedition to the north pole. we are with him live. >> and buried. a snow boarder crashes and becomes trapped upside down in six feet of snow. his helmet camera captured it all including a desperate call to his wife. >> i'm stuck in a tree well. give them my phone number. >> are you serious? >> i'm going to die if they don't find me. >> luckily, she did and he was finally rescued. he's sharing his story with us finally rescued. he's sharing his story with us today, tuesday, march 29, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. president obama vowed america's role would be limited in libya last night. he told the nation we had fulfilled the pledge, we had done wha
graphic photos showing morlock and another soldier posing with dead afghans. >>> u.s. coast guard says it may timely know the source of an oil slick that mysteriously washed in february to thelowest on record. >>> more fallout from japan's disaster. toyota says a shortage of japanese-made parts will likely impact production at one or more of its north american plants. >>> keep an eye on research in motion today. the blackberry maker reports earnings after the bell. >>> finally, here's one movie you probably won't be renting any time soon. yesterday a modern art festival in helsinki was set to screen what it believes the world's longest film with a running time of 240 hours. that means they'll still be screening it at this time next week. stock up on your popcorn. >>> well, the magic cast a spell over the knicks. the grizzlies gobble the shamrocks and last-second heroics from the ducks. >>> detroit looks to quinch the heat. and if you go with us, it'll be a win-win. it certainly will. this could be a win-win. this is going to be a win-win. win-win. you should say win-win... use a hyphen
>>> good evening and thanks for joining us. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm jessica aguirre. want to get you right to this new round of wicked weather moving into the bay area. marianne favro joins us live with more fear that rain there trigger mud slideses in areas already ravaged by the storm. >> but first, jeff ranieri tracking this next big storm. it's one after the other. >> while the latest round didn't bring a whole lot in the way of rainfall, we did see winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour. and it's all of this rain, one storm ststems that's reallyor te helpin to keep this ground saturated. redwood city topping out with over an inch in the past 46 hours. two storms in two days. the first one arriving this morning and the second one is offshore. however, i want to bring your attention to this isolated rain we're still finding ourselves with. it's this break in between storms. heavier pockets of rainfall across the peninsula throughout south san francisco. also into san bruno. but the next storm is stronger than what we had this morning. and we're talking about some powerful winds
with us right now you are east of felton near the santa cruz mountain community of mount herman and we hear another road is blocked off from yet another landslide? >> reporter: you're right, jeff. the slide happened at 11:00 this morning. in fact, we were driving on this road when we actually saw the rocks coming down and we also saw some sparks from the powerlines. i want to show you what's going on right now if you come down here, you can see that there is a man in a bucket truck up there. what he is doing is using a chainsaw to actually cut away the trees away from the power lines. looking down at the road, you can see how much this dirt has completely covered the roadway. no one can get through right now. it also brought down a very large tree. and this slide is impacting more than 400 people. >> the tree went over the line. >> reporter: drivers were directed to take a detour because of this danger, a rock slide crashed down on conference road in mount herman, blocking it. in a domino effect, the slide knocked down this tree which then took out powerlines. now these nearby homes ar
to the fullest with great passion and humor and love. though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her endearing contribution to our world. her remarkable body of work in film and ongoing successes of businesswoman and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight of hiv and aids has always made it an incredibly proud of what she has accomplished. taylor was one of the last onscreen goddesses nominated multiple times for best actress in the academy awards oscar finally came for her performance in "butterfield aaden" in the '60s. she won second time for "who's afraid of virginia woolf." her private life was every bit as dramatic as her onscreen roles. married eight times. actor richard burton became her husband twice. later in life, elizabeth -- her act career, when she published a book and focused her attention on the world's aids epidemic. . in recent years as you mentioned she struggled with her health and hospitalized the last six weeks. again, her family, her four children, ten grandchildren were by her side when she passed e
is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world. her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts." nbc's tracie potts look at the woman behind decades of headlines. >> reporter: elizabeth taylor, a woman of breathtaking bupty, one of hollywood's last true stars. >> everything all right? did they take the money? >> reporter: "national velvet" launched taylor into the spotlight at the age of 12 and for the rest of her life the spotlight never dimmed. taylor delivered ance performances. >> charlie's coming. >> not even gods have time to give you. >> reporter: she won an oscar for a high class call girl in "bunterfield 8." >> the latin motto sick transit glory? i'm the glory. >> reporter: another for 1966 nagging drunken housewife in "who's afraid of virginia woolf." >> georgie boy didn't have the stuff. >> stop it, mother. >> like hell i will. >> i'm a very committed one. i should be committed, too, for being married so many times. >> reporter: her p
in the next 30 to 45 minutes. the rest of us will have to wait a couple hours. so again, severe thunderstorm watch west of town including the district until 11:00 p.m. severe thunderstorm warning in effect for garrett county until 5 p.m. we will keep you posted. back to you. >> thank you, topper. >>> she is a template for many of today's celebrities. elizabeth taylor. her talent, beauty and stormy personal life made her one of the last old fashioned movie stars. she died at age 79. >> she died of congestive heart failure this morning in los angeles where she had been in the hospital for six weeks. her four children were there at her side. >> taylor appeared in more than 50 films. won oscars for her performances in two movies. she was equally famous for her violate eyes and personal struggles including eight marriages and a series of physical ailments. she was a spokesperson for humanitarian causes most notably aids research. >> we have live team coverage tonight beginning on the hollywood walk of fame where a steady stream of people have been coming by to pay their final respects. >> reporte
? >> at least she's coming out of the penalty to be with us. good morning, america. we have david muir with us, as george continues to take time off. you know what we're going to do this morning? we're going to celebrate elizabeth taylor's life. and our colleague, barbara walters, shares her memories of the icon. and we'll have a look at her jaw-dropping jewels. and the men in her life that lavished her with those jewels. >>> also coming up in this first half hour, what critics are calling a political stunt. this is out of japan this morning. tokyo's governor downing a glass of tap water, just 24 hours after that water was called radioactive. can it really shift this quickly? >>> we're going to start with the wild weather overnight all across the country. sam will have the forecast in a moment. but first, matt gutman joins us from westmoreland county, pennsylvania. >> reporter: good morning. this is a roof tile. that's the only part of this roof that's left. in 15 seconds of terror, residents here tell me that the entire neighborhood was shaking. porches up off the street. houses like this, ma
morning. this wednesday our nation will mark a sobering anniversary. one that reminds us how history can sometimes hang just by a thread. it happened 30 years ago only blocks from the white house. the actions of a few quick- thinking people made all the difference. bob schieffer will be telling us all about it in our sunday morning cover story. >> schieffer: the scene has been replayed countless times on our tvs, but what many of us have forgotten or maybe never really knew is what a close call it really was. >> mr. president. (gun fire). >> he had the most scripted presidency. this was its most unscripted day. >> schieffer: later on sunday morning, the day we almost lost a president. >> osgood: the business world is all abuzz these days over houlder shultz's piping hot ambitions. katie couric this morning will join him for a birthday celebration. >> we're 200,000 partners strong. >> only been up since 3:00. >> couric: he's got as much energy as the triple shot expresso. >> we discovered a piece of equipment.... >> reporter: starbucks ceo howard shultz has seen his company through thick
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